Movies like Far North 1988

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Far North (1988)
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Far North (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being severly injured in a horse-riding accident,the family patriarch Bertram lies in a hospital bed plotting revenge against Mel, the four legged "enemy" he blames for putting him there. So when his eldest daughter Kate comes to visit,the father has but one request "Shoot that horse!" Meanwhile back at the house, Kate's mom is losing her grip on reality and Kate's sister Rita has her own problems with a teenage daughter who has recently discovered booze and boys. Between her ornery father,her fed up sister, her wild niece and her spaced out mom, Minnesotan turned New Yorker Kate is in for one helluva family visit!
Style: humorous, clever, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: vengeance, pregnancy, family relations, parents and children, family life, family problems, homecoming, family in crisis, hospital, riding accident, dysfunctional family, horse, obsession, injury, shooting a horse
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: minnesota

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and semi serious films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, dysfunctional family, family life, family in crisis and couples mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Far North: Men Don't Leave (1990), The Homecoming (1973), The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981), The Sound & the Fury (2014), Curse of the Starving Class (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Place: baltimore, usa
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
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Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Duration: 102 min.
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59%
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Duration: 90 min.
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Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Angela (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 101
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Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: humorous, emotional, semi serious, realistic, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
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Canvas (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.
Style: touching, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%